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Jewish Pundits Dominate Worst Columns List

At least…according to the Atlantic

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Thomas L. Friedman(THG)

The Atlantic has assembled a list of shame for the 50 “worst” columns of 2012. It’s a fun and thorough read, although for some reason there are no Atlantic pieces or columnists involved. (I can think of a few different offenders.)

But a close look at this list reveals something. Apparently, Jewish writers are responsible for an astonishing 28% of all the year’s worst columns! Is now a bad time to mention that the list’s author has the last name Wagner? Some of the usual suspects are on there (and by usual, I mean, very highly visible and oft-maligned). Here’s the breakdown:

Thomas Friedman gets three demerits. David Brooks and Mitch Albom get two. Richard Cohen gets three. There’s Dennis Prager and some Phil Mushnick for good measure. Somehow…and perhaps it’s because bloggers don’t count as columnists, Glenn Greenwald only gets one.

I see this as a little bit of a badge of honor though. Keep riling ‘em up! You know?

50 Worst Columns of 2012 [Atlantic]

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Just one for Andrew Sullivan? Come on; his column is a broken sewer line. Disregard.

politackler says:

Interesting that, although most American Jews are liberals or centrists, most of the Jewish pundits cited on the Atlantic’s “worst” list are conservatives or neoconservatives, e.g. Dennis Prager; David Brooks; Richard Cohen (who, contrary to claims by the far right, is not a “progressive” on foreign affairs). The far right National Review Online, for which many right wing Jews write, was specifically singled out this Atlantic article as follows “This whole list could be filled with National Review material. We limited ourselves to four columns.” (Tablet’s own political contributor Lee Smith writes for NRO, but since he isn’t Jewish, I guess there’s no reason to mention him in this particular Tablet article.)


herbcaen says:

Thomass Friedmann has a great future with Iranian Press TV, after memorable phrases like “votes bought and sold by the Israel lobby” and “pandering for Jewish money”. I would like to see an analysis of Friedmanns writings compared to those in antisemitic websites like Stormfront and Veterans Today

julis123 says:

Forget Friedman’s politics. He’s simply wrong about most of his predictions about the future. If I did such lousy work at my job I would have been fired long ago.

nutella59 says:

מְהָרְסַיִךְ וּמַחֲרִיבַיִךְ, מִמֵּךְ יֵצֵאוּ, ישעיהו מט יז
That is: “your destroyers and your ruin will come out of you” Isaiah 49:17… And we are in the right season to remind ourselves how destructive for the People of Israel certain Jews can be… Yet, don’t forget, how the Atlantic is very leftist and full of really anti-Jewish and anti-Israel writings.


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